Lemon Drop Martini
freshly squeezed lemon juice
Superfine sugar for dipping
Twisted peel of lemon
To create a sugar-rimmed glass, take a lemon wedge and rub the drinking surface of the glass so it is barely moist. Dip the edge of the glass into sugar.
Mix the vodka, Triple Sec, sugar, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice; shake well (supposedly the cocktail is to be shaken 40 times to make sure the sugar is well blended). Pour strained liquor into sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with a twisted peel of lemon.
This is a very sweet and lemony drink that came into vogue during the 1970s in California. It is now a favorite drink of the West Coast. Think of the lemon drop candies!